After dominating the La Liga tournament, Real Madrid is looking to take advantage of their winning ways moving forward with players such as Marco Asensio in their lineup. While his talent isn’t questioned, it’s his ability to stay healthy that serves as a primary concern.
The story of Asensio has had its ups and downs in the past few years. The 24-year-old is seen as one of the more promising players of Real Madrid until he suffered a major injury back in 2019. The two-time Spanish Champion blew his left knee as he tore his ACL. This sidelined him for a considerable time until he made his return after the coronavirus suspension. To become a consistent starter for Zinedine Zidane, he needs to regain the groove he had before his major injury, per Fansided’s The Real Champs.
The emphatic return of Asensio included an impressive goal and assist against Valencia. His immediate impact proves the potential he has for Zidane and the rest of the squad. Given that the club is not looking to sign any major players during the summer, Real Madrid would need all the offensive firepower they can get from high potential players.
Combine Asensio’s speed matched with the agility he possesses with the ball proves to be a problem for his opponents. It will be crucial for Zidane to get quality production from Asensio given how much the Spanish scorer is believed to have the ability to be up in par with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
In 145 appearances for Real Madrid, Asensio has already netted 30 goals to go along with 20 assists. With passing as one of his key strengths, having him play a major role will be crucial for Real Madrid if he remains fully healthy. This could be an important piece to Zidane’s offense of playing alongside Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema in a 4-3-3 formation.
The manner of how the Santiago-Bernabeu based squad excelled can be attributed to Zidane’s cerebral approach to the game. With 11 total titles for Real Madrid, it will be interesting to see how he can add more to that tally with players such as Asensio in the team. It will be an important development to monitor for Real Madrid how Asensio can maintain his steady rise back to stardom.